I’m excited to announce that Patient IO now supports integration with Apple Health and will be available on iTunes App Store as a free update September 17th when iOS 8 is released to the public.
Patient IO with Apple Health makes consumer-generated health data relevant in the clinical context. For patients, tasks assigned to their care plan that request biometric data can be automatically synced with Apple Health and marked as complete without direct interaction from patients. Patients can also utilize a growing list of supported devices – like blood pressure cuffs, glucometers, wireless scales, oximeters, and more – to record qualified health data.
Tasks automatically completed via Apple Health in Patient IO are marked with a heart icon.
Providers leveraging Patient IO benefit by receiving a subset of data unique to the patient’s individual treatment and health goals. Working with patients at the point of care is a demanding and full-time job, and the last thing providers have time for is learning to read and parse data from the hundreds of different health apps a patient may use to track their health. This is not an uncommon problem in the clinical environment; one quick glance at an EHR will underline the information overload providers face today without consumer apps in the picture.
We wrote about Apple HealthKit in June when it was first announced at WWDC 2014 and outlined how it could solve important problems facing the revolution happening in the consumer wearable market, like data fragmentation and interoperability. Today marks our first step toward streamlining consumer-generated data and making it useful for providers.
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